A number of events are being held across South Tyneside next week as part of national Self-Care Week.
South Tyneside Libraries and the Council's Public Health team have produced a programme of activities in partnership with local NHS and voluntary sector organisations.
Self-Care Week, which will run from 12 to 18 November, will be launched by the Mayor, Councillor Ken Stephenson, at Cleadon Park Library on Monday.
The awareness week is about helping people to take care of their health and wellbeing.
Councillor Tracey Dixon, Lead Member for Independence and Wellbeing, said: "We want to support people to invest in their future by making small changes to their lifestyle that can make a big difference.
"Whether it is about preventing ill health by choosing healthy options that will impact positively on their physical health and mental wellbeing, taking care of minor ailments at home or understanding how to manage more serious conditions, this week is about providing people with the right information to help them remain healthy for their whole life."
Among the activities on offer are a Health and Wellbeing drop-in at Cleadon Park Library on Monday (12 November) between 10am and 1pm, a World Diabetes Day information event on Wednesday (14 November) at Hebburn Library and a chance to find out to improve your sleep at an event at The Word on Wednesday between 10am and 12 noon.
An introduction to mindfulness is on offer at Cleadon Park Library on Thursday (15 November) between 2pm and 4pm while cancer awareness sessions will be held at Hebburn Library on Thursday morning and at Jarrow Library on Friday morning.
To find out more about the programme of events on offer, visit www.southtyneside.gov.uk/selfcareweek